Specialist Glass Fairs is sorry to announce that not only has our November 2021 fair been cancelled, but we have regrettably decided to call it a day on all future glass fairs.  Additional Information 


Our Free Zoom lectures will resume in the Autumn.


 Advance notice  - Our next free zoom lecture on Paperweights will be on Tuesday 9th February - Details to follow.


The results of the recent quiz will be posted here soon.

Here are three images from the quiz. Who made or designed them ?



QUIZ - Answers


Antiques Roadshow Sunday 5 May 2019 - Hauptmann Glass



The Hauptmann Glass featured in Glass Matters 4 will be shown on The Antiques Roadshow broadcast on the 5th May and then for a month on the BBC i Player.



The Knebworth Glass Fair

Sunday 24th February will see the seventh outing of the Glass Fair @ Knebworth. This prestigious event with around 70 exhibitors takes place in the Knebworth House Barns complex which provides the perfect ambience.

Knebworth House is set in its own deer park situated just off the A1M at J7( Stevenage) and is within striking distance of London and easily accessible from all other locations.

The fair showcases all types and ages of antique and contemporary glass.

Our exhibitors focus on bringing a great and varied selection of their most desirable and collectable items to the fair and, because they are specialists in their subject, visitors can be assured of benefiting from their experience and passion.  Glass from all periods and genres will be offered for sale: from fine quality antiques to Continental high design; from retro collectables to pressed glass and paperweights; from jewellery to Georgian drinking glasses.

Contemporary studio glass is another field of great interest to collectors and is always well represented at our fairs by a number of highly skilled glass artists showing their own work, from hand blown cameo and graal pieces through to sculpture, kilnforming, engraving, pate de verre and lampwork.

We are also pleased to announce that Andy McConnell, author and T.V. celebrity, will be attending the fair signing copies of his latest book, ‘The Decanter Ancient to Modern’, which was published last  November after 18 years in the making.

There will also be a glassblowing demonstration by E+M Glass which is a real treat for visitors.  Regular visitors will already know what a stunning experience it can be to visit a glass fair but if you have not been before be prepared to be amazed at the breadth and diversity of what is on offer.

All of our exhibitors will be very happy to talk to visitors and answer any questions they might have about items on sale.

The fair is open from 10.30am until 4.00pm and admission is £5. Refreshments are available and there is free parking.

For further information please look at or tel. 07887 762872

Carnival Glass Society Weekend event



The Glass Association and The Glass Circle will merge in 2019 to form The Glass Society.

Our joint AGM & Study Day was held on Saturday 13th October at The V & A .

The third issue of our joint publication Glass Matters was published this month.

Lalique Mascot Sale.

Geoffrey Weiner is selling his extensive collection of Lalique mascots on 6th September .

Image peacock head                         Image (c) Gorringes  Auctions Lewes

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Fabulous Beasts Club by Nancy Sutcliffe at The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh EH3 6HZ.

Nancy Sutcliffe won one of The Glass Association prizes at The 2017 International Festival of Glass. 

You can see more of her work at this exhibition.

Image (c )  The Scottish Gallery

Exhibition Catalogue

Exhibition Dumbarton Glass - Clydebank Museum Clydebank G81 1UE

It was once the most important factory of its type in the country and was the sole provider of glass in Scotland for more than three decades.

Now a major exhibition has been launched showcasing the products manufactured at the renowned Dumbarton glassworks for the first time.  Exhibition ends 5 May 2018.

Image (c) Scotland Herald


Vittorio Zecchin: Transparent Glass for Cappellin & Venini . On show until 7 January 2018.

The next Autumn Exhibition at LE STANZA DEL VITRO will be dedicated to the Muranese artist Vittorio Zecchin.

On show will be the transparent blown glass works that he designed for Cappellin & Venini from 1921 - 1926.


Image (c) Le Stanza Del Vitro

International Festival of Glass 2017

Glass Association members voted for their favourite piece of glass at the 2017 festival.

The £ 500 winner was Sunflowers by Colin Reid and the £ 250 runner up fabulous beasts by Nancy Sutcliffe.

Image credits (c) The Glass Association

The White House Cone Museum of Glass

The new museum needs your help to make a contribution towards the expense of fitting out the interior.


    Please click here to make your pledge.

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